This week in Winning Post

Brisbane's winter carnival has its last hurrah this Saturday with the running of Australia's final Group 1 of 2017/18, the Tatts Tiara for fillies and mares.

Noire's last-start win at Randwick earlier in the month has seen her added to Chris Waller's Tiara team as he seeks a 14th major win of the season.

Can she do it? Peter Lyne's Doomben preview will lead this week's Winning Post.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for Geelong and Canberra as well as fields, colours and selections for Ballina and Rockhampton.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Donald (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including coonamble Cannonball day plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post June 23 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
bet365 Geelong, Canberra
Flemington, Randwick, Morphettville, Doomben, Belmont, Donald (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sportsbet-Ballarat, Coonamble, Port Augusta, Hobart
How many of the 13 international Cox Plate invitees will face the starter?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R6 N5 Black On Gold 1st
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R9 N14 Argent D'or 12th
Moonee Valley Saturday - R8 N7 Black On Gold SCR
Moonee Valley Saturday - R9 N4 Akavoroun 7th
Letter of the Week

Benefit the battlers

It’s great to see races for the battlers such as the Hotham at Ballarat, the Drought Breaker at Swan Hill and to a lesser extent the Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final at Flemington. 
I imagine one of the aims of these races is to give more opportunities to a struggling horse/trainer/owner. 
However it is interesting to note that two of these three races were won by D.K. Weir horses. No knock on him as he is a great trainer fantastic at placing his horses. However, more and more smaller-clientele trainers are giving away the caper due to increased competition from the big stables. 
Could the powers that be increase the number of these races on the calendar and attach a limit on how much the trainer/owner has earned over the past 12 months to make these races for the true battlers?

Lachlan Chapman
Burwood (Vic)
Today's Racing
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Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: